impressions and artworks
In harmony with the unique natural scenery and in the historical ambience of our art studio directly at the idyllic castle pond, internationally renowned exceptional artists and extraordinary talents from the region present their impressions and outstanding to our resort guests.
WEISSENHAUS is a place of constant inspiration. A place that provokes beauty, truth and goodness and favours creative work. Following this realization, we invite you to visit the current exhibition of Maribel Brandis in the art studio in the wash house at the castle pond, marvel at the luminous art of Kathrin Geller in the castle and gentlemen´s lodge or explore the exhibits of Evelyne Brader-Frank in the park.
The Swiss artist and sculptor Evelyne Brader-Frank has been working for decades on the sculptural representation of beauty and aesthetics of the human form. Evelyne Brader-Frank was born in Wettingen in 1970. After completing a commercial bank apprenticeship, she began training in sculpting. At the end of 1994 she left Switzerland and moved to Edmonton, Canada. With her striking sculptures she soon conquered the local art scene and made a name for herself across the pond. In 2001 the artist returned to Switzerland and successfully continued her work and exhibition activities. Since 2004 she has also been working as an author, director and production manager for annual performances of the Widen Children's Theatre. From 2009 to 2010 she undertook a journey around the world with her family, which she documented in her blog "Message in a bottle". Evelyne Brader-Frank's works are presented at major art exhibitions and in leading galleries worldwide. Numerous works are in important private and public collections. The contemporary artist lives and works in Switzerland.
Inspired by classical sculpture, she abstracts, simplifies and idealises the human body, creating figures of dynamic elegance. Her material: pure marble - a pleasingly rich material. We are thrilled to be able to present these works of art created especially for Weissenhaus by Ms. Brader-Frank and wish you much pleasure in exploring the exhibits, which are placed all over the grounds.
Luminous art by the sea
Surrounded by a dreamlike natural backdrop and meditative tranquillity, the art studio of Kathrin Geller in Schleswig produces exclusive works with the finest materials. Beginning with luxurious colour lacquers, over the effective use of precious stones up to the processing of precious metals like gold or silver. Distinctive are the abstract structures as well as a sun-like and radiant powerful expression of the works, which is lent by the round Feng Shui-like form. The works therefore become ab absolute highlight of every room. Enjoy a small selection of the works in our castle and in the gentlemen´s lodge.
"Traces of Transience - Change and Permanence"
In her works, the Hamburg-based artist Alex F. effectively combines different aspects such as transience and melancholy. At first glance, her works are reminiscent of Renaissance frescoes, which have been exposed and fixed to museum support plates. The form of the "Tondo", for example, the round picture that became the defining form of her new cycle, originates from the Renaissance.
Discover the deliberately set references to art history in her pictorial works, which come to light as minute hints. Above all, however, it is the mysterious aura that is revealed in the superimposed layers of paint - their exciting interplay, which, when viewed over a longer period of time, allows almost magical spaces to emerge.